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Despite universal warnings from security experts in and out of government, Donald Trump is apparently continuing to use an insecure, off-the-shelf Android phone. Now Ted Lieu is calling on his fellow Congressman to investigate.

In a letter on Friday, the Los Angeles-area Democrat said that if the President wants to do something about cybersecurity, he should start with his own phone, reportedly an Samsung ancient Galaxy S3. Lieu raises other security concerns in the letter, too, calling for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to look into the issue.

This behavior is more than bad operational security—it is an egregious affront to national security.

Why this might not be a big deal: Though there are many, many security issues related to the president using a standard phone, it's unlikely Republicans will take up this issue.

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Nearly halfway through President Biden's first 100 days, data shows that Americans are learning to wean themselves off of news — and especially politics.

Why it matters: The departure of former President Trump's once-ubiquitous presence in the news cycle has reoriented the country's attention.

2021 sees a record number of bills targeting trans youth

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Republicans in at least 25 states have introduced over 60 bills targeting transgender children — a legislative boom since January that has beaten 2020's total number of anti-trans bills.

Why it matters: LGBTQ advocates say the unprecedented push was catalyzed by backlash to Biden's election and the Supreme Court ruling that workers cannot be fired for being gay or transgender.

Why migrants are fleeing their homes for the U.S.

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Natural disasters in Central America, economic devastation, gang wars, political oppression, and a new administration are all driving the sharp rise in U.S.-Mexico border crossings — a budding crisis for President Biden.

Why it matters: Migration flows are complex and quickly politicized. Biden's policies are likely sending signals that are encouraging the surge — but that's only a small reason it's happening.